First Advisor

Bill Griesar

Date of Award

6-16-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors

Department

Psychology

Language

English

Subjects

COVID-19 (Disease)

DOI

10.15760/honors.1083

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis was to investigate LGBTQ communities’ responses to the global and national crises that took place in 2020. To accomplish this, the thesis ties together and summarizes relevant multidisciplinary constructs, and highlights specific examples of the actions taken by LGBTQ communities in 2020. The secondary goal was to tell an anecdote providing ecological validity for relevant empirical data. The thesis is informed by LGBTQ psychology, medical sociology, LGBTQ history, modern events, neuroendocrinology, and neuroscience. The paper concludes that LGBTQ communities used activism, internet, and music to embody resilience and solidarity during 2020. The paper aims to provide a foundation for future research avenues, especially concerning the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and LGBTQ communities. Implications and limitations for both the thesis and existing research will be discussed.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35710

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